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Re-focussing on accidents that don’t need to happen

As the return to work continues and businesses focus on being COVID Secure, Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, reminds us that none of the risks inherent in construction have vanished and should not be forgotten about. Read More

Behavioural safety (and blue pies): Trip hazards

Tim Marsh talks through some of practical techniques that are required to protect individuals from behavioural risk like trip hazards. Read More

No edge protection in fall case

A building firm has been fined following an incident when a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from a mezzanine level and wooden platform. Read More

Fall from height risk not identified

A company specialising in roofing work has been fined after a self-employed roofer was seriously injured when he fell from a roof. Read More

Top 5 most-read in February 2020

The most read fines and prosecution articles in February 2020 includes a £733,333.33 fine for supermarket giant, Tesco after a pensioner slips on wet floor, a golf-course crash and a car bodywork sprayer developing occupational asthma. Read More

Roofer fell during unsafe works

A Roofing Contractor has been fined after an employee fell six metres, suffering multiple fractures. Read More

Don’t slip up on safety

Three quarters of floor surfaces tested failed to achieve a safe standard of slip resistance, according to research. Read More

Tesco fined for ‘slippery floor’ after pensioner broke his hip

Supermarket giant Tesco has been fined £733,333.33 at Luton Magistrates' following an incident in which a 91-year-old pensioner slipped at its Hemel Hempstead store and broke his hip. The case was brought following an investigation by Environmental Health Officers at Dacroum Borough Council. Read More

Keeping safe whilst working at height this winter

Some of the issues to be aware of and top tips to help mitigate risks for those working at height during the winter period. Read More

Delivering safer winters

When accidents happen, the blame game is never far behind. Read More



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